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Disability Employment Engagement Officer

Health and Disability Team

The Australian Refugee Association Inc. (ARA) is a community-based organisation providing settlement, migration and other forms of assistance to refugees, migrants and other people of concern. As a member of our team, you will be supporting new arrivals in South Australia to achieve their social, economic and community participation goals. You will be making a difference in the lives of individuals and families as they re-establish themselves in a new home. 

ARA is seeking an experienced individual to join our Health and Disability Program Team as Disability Employment Engagement Officer to support people with a disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to identify and engage with meaningful employment pathways. 

The Employment Engagement Officer will be responsible for:

  • Identifying and establishing relationships to develop a bank of potential employers within the local community.
  • Providing information and education to potential employers, to improve awareness and support available for people with a disability from a CALD background.
  • Creating appropriate referral pathways for skills development opportunities, work experience and employment for people who have a disability from CALD background.
  • Provide on the job coaching for people with a disability in the beginning stages of employment to ensure positive outcomes.
  • Provide ongoing mentoring support for the employer in the beginning stages of employment to ensure positive outcomes.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Relevant qualifications in community services disability/welfare or business or related discipline. Equivalent experience obtained through previous employment will also be considered.
  • Experience in working to address employment barriers for people with a disability.
  • Experience in delivering and developing employment programs and training initiatives.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication.
  • Strong networking skills with the ability to develop effective relationships.
  • Valid Police Clearance and Working with Children Check (or be willing to obtain before commencement of employment).
  • Completed Child Safe Environment Training and Responding to Abuse and Neglect Training (or be willing to obtain before commencement of employment)

As an employee of ARA, you will:

  • Access salary packaging options to increase your take home pay.
  • Be part of a diverse, inclusive and positive work culture.
  • Access professional development opportunities.
  • Have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people from CALD background who have a disability

The successful candidate will receive ongoing support from a diverse team and access to ongoing professional development opportunities.

For more detail about the responsibilities and personal criteria please refer to the Position Description.

This is a full time (1.0 FTE) Level 3 position of the SCHCDS Industry Award until June 2022. Extension of contract will be subject to funding availability. 

If this role is suitable, please provide a covering letter addressing the position description, along with your resume and the contact details of three referees.  The position description is available on the right

Applications close 9am Friday 2 July 2021.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and it is anticipated that this will occur by Friday 9 July 2021.   

Applications (and initial enquiries) can be made by email to the Corporate Services Coordinator: asmira.bekric@ausref.net All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

ARA is committed to equal employment opportunity. We strongly encourage members of the CALD Community and people with disability to apply.

Disability Employment Case Worker

Health and Disability Team

The Australian Refugee Association Inc. (ARA) is a community-based organisation providing settlement, migration and other forms of assistance to refugees, migrants and other people of concern. As a member of our team, you will be supporting new arrivals in South Australia to achieve their social, economic and community participation goals. You will be making a difference in the lives of individuals and families as they re-establish themselves in a new home. 

ARA is seeking to appoint a Disability Employment Case Worker to support people with a disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to access and engage with meaningful employment opportunities. 

The Disability Employment Case Worker will be responsible for:

  • Creating referral pathways to inform and identify participants interested in the Disability Employment Program.
  • Identifying planning and scheduling group skill development activities, including Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Conducting individual skill development and disability needs assessments,
  • Developing and implementing case management plans which address the goals and employment and support needs of participants.
  • Linking participants to internal and external education, training, and work experience/volunteering opportunities.
  • Supporting participants with practical requirements and preparation for employment.

We’re looking for a candidate with:

  • Relevant qualifications in community services disability /welfare, employment, social work, or related discipline. Equivalent experience obtained through previous employment will also be considered.
  • Experience in the provision of person-centred disability case management support.
  • Experience and knowledge of employment related services and supports.
  • Knowledge of challenges faced by individuals from CALD backgrounds and individuals with a disability when seeking and engaging in employment opportunities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Valid Police Clearance, Working with Children Check (or be willing to obtain before commencement of employment).
  • Completed Child Safe Environment Training and Responding to Abuse and Neglect Training (or be willing to obtain before commencement of employment).

As an employee of ARA, you will:

  • Access salary packaging options to increase your take home pay.
  • Be part of a diverse, inclusive and positive work culture.
  • Access professional development opportunities.
  • Have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people, who have a disability from a CALD background.

The successful candidate will receive ongoing support from a diverse team and access to ongoing professional development opportunities. 

For more detail about the responsibilities and personal criteria please refer to the Position Description.

This is a full time (0.6 FTE – 3 days per week) Level 3 position of the SCHCDS Industry Award until June 2022. Extension of contract will be subject to funding availability. 

If this role is suitable, please provide a covering letter addressing the position description, along with your resume and the contact details of three referees.  The position description is available on the right

Applications close 9am Friday 2 July 2021.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and it is anticipated that this will occur by Friday 9 July 2021.   

Applications (and initial enquiries) can be made by email to the Corporate Services Coordinator: asmira.bekric@ausref.net. All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

ARA is committed to equal employment opportunity. We strongly encourage members of the CALD Community and people with disability to apply.

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